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Posted: 12/29/2003 1:37:45 PM EDT
I'm "tarred" of paying someone ten bux a pop to give me a simple brush cut.

Is there some device out there that my wife can  give me a haircut with??

Remember the Flowbee???
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:44:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:44:38 PM EDT
I dont know about you, but 8.99 @ the hated WW got me a "buzzer" that keeps my hair 1/2" all around till it breaks in a year or 2[;)].
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:46:25 PM EDT
My brother bought one of those when we were in high school.  Useless.

Just buy some electric clippers and give yourself a buzzcut.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:48:25 PM EDT
Hey, Flowbee kicks @ss!!!! I still have mine and I swear by it. Honestly, you cant go wrong with a flowbee, I think it's saved me thousands of dollars over the years.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:49:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:53:31 PM EDT
My finacee bought me a clipper for xmas three years ago, and I haven't spent a penny on haircuts since.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 2:09:09 PM EDT
My father was a barber.  His father was a
barber. ...  My dad always used the WAHL
brand, for both the small trimming clippers
(cordless) and the large (AC) clippers.

We bought our first of each, I dunno, 15
years ago.  My wife has been doing my hair
(what is left of it) and my sons.  No
problems.  Just attach the comb for the
length you want your hair - foolproof.  I
use 1/2" for the head, and 1/4" for the
beard.  Piece of cake.

Link Posted: 12/29/2003 2:09:58 PM EDT
I've just cut my own hair for years.  The bald spot makes it easier - as the hardest part to get to or make even is no longer an issue.  Lately, I've just been cutting it all off though - makes it a heckuva lot easier.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 3:25:32 PM EDT
I haven't paid for it in years; that's what a wife is for, right?

Haircuts, that is.

Nothing but Flowbee in the last eight years, saved a ton of money.  I used to get compliments, until the bald spot got in the way.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 4:14:23 PM EDT
You [I]want[/I] the suck cut?
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 4:20:46 PM EDT
The wife bought one of those Wahl kits a couple of years ago and I haven't seen a barber since.

Here it is.

Link Posted: 12/29/2003 4:41:06 PM EDT
That lunch with the "jews" must have had a much larger effect than we thought.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 4:44:28 PM EDT
You only pay $10?

I pay $25 plus tip in a small town, but I get a very professional cut that I really like.

Yes, once I did try the "cheap way out" but I got what I payed for - a geek haircut....  Never again.

Professional hair stylists are well worth the price - if you want to look good....
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 4:54:27 PM EDT
I've been cutting my oen hair for years. Might as well since the person I was going to was simply using a wahl or similar brand
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 5:04:21 PM EDT
Wife's been cutting mine for over 15 years, Does a much better job than what I was paying for. She messed it up a couple of times in the beginning but its not like I work at a bank anymore or someplace like that.

Link Posted: 12/29/2003 5:51:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gun-fan:
That lunch with the "jews" must have had a much larger effect than we thought.
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I came REAL close to spitting Red Bull all over my laptop.  That just made my day.

Link Posted: 12/29/2003 6:32:06 PM EDT
Noo, but I bet he's wan o thim wee canny Carolina Scots what is loathe to part with a ha'penny more then necessary for the necessities of life.

Although $10 is a great price for a good cut.  

Have the wife do it with a good clipper.  Expect some larning experiences.  Waatch how your barber evens out the longer stuff with his fingers.  

Good Luck.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 6:58:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2003 7:00:46 PM EDT by Lazyshooter]
I use the double mirror (for the back, as that's the only place I really have any significant hair anymore[:(]) and I haven't bought one of the Wahl trimmers yet, but probably will, as this will make it look better.  I just use scissors and the back trimmer part of my electric shaver.  Does a decent job, as good as they do at a barber anyway.  

I only have to stay home for a couple weeks without going out in public before the bad cuts fill in nicely, and I'm not embarassed to be seen![:D]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 7:21:41 PM EDT
Hair? You dont need no stinkin hair.

Just buzz it.

A good Barber who can cut a straight, even high and tight are far and few between.

Link Posted: 12/29/2003 7:24:32 PM EDT
Another "do it yourself" guy with the Wahl clippers![:D]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 7:30:59 PM EDT
Flowbee for over a decade.  You will still need some Wahl clippers if you want good lines on the back/sides.  The Flowbee makes cleanup a snap.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 12:30:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AZGunnut:
Another "do it yourself" guy with the Wahl clippers![:D]
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Only 'cuz I'm 75% bald, so it doesn't make any difference. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 2:00:45 AM EDT
My mom got one of those to cut my dads hair.

She forgot to put the comm on one time until after the first pass - - - - down the center.

He ended up just shaving the rest off and let it grow back out.

now he gets cut at a barbers again.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 3:20:56 AM EDT
By all means! A "Flowbee" is the way to go! [:D]

Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:29:11 AM EDT
I got the same sort of setup MattJa has, only mine's a Remington, for $13 at WalMart last Sept. I would prefer a comb that left more than a ½" cut. But I'll live with it. I got tired of $15 hair cuts every where I went. Even the old fashion barber shops.
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